Back In The Saddle

Claris, the bike, has arrived! Like a kid at Christmas, I got her home, attached the bits, tinkered, read the manual, tried on the gear. HA! Shit just got real. In less than a year, I will be riding 100 miles for Anthony Nolan and Team Margot. The last time I got on a bike I was […]

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Bucket List

In May, I updated you all with my failed running efforts. I completed 50% of my charity challenge but having to admit defeat, to not fulfil my promise, is something that has preyed on my mind ever since. The ace news? A very kind, anonymous soul, donated over £600 to help me achieve my £5000 […]

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I’m down. Almost out. But not quite.

I thought I should write something and update you all.   I have no idea what’s going to come but here goes.   Firstly, thank you. Thank you, thank you for all of your support. Your words of encouragement, shares of my posts, blogs and tweets, and donations mean the world to me. In doing […]

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I may be down, but I am not out.

In 14 hours I will line up with thousands of others to start the Rotary Stratford Marathon (and half marathon). I am attempting the half. I am not even remotely prepared; I have not ran since the Coventry Half Marathon on 19th March. Since then, I have been troubled with a gammy knee and wonky […]

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Back to Skool

But this time I want, and I’m willing, to learn. It is fair to say I didn’t do well at school. I didn’t enjoy the formal learning environment or the chosen teaching style. I didn’t enjoy being in a fixed place, looking in the same direction, at the back of the same kids head, half-listening […]

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It’s not “a” thing.

This afternoon, I had the great privilege of sharing a little piece of me at the CIPD Steps Ahead Regional Summit in Birmingham where our conversation was completely focused on mentoring. Why? Because I recognise and appreciate the importance, and life changing impact, a mentor has had, and still has, on me. Sometimes, it’s the […]

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Where to start?

Today I kinda ran a half marathon. Tonight, I don’t even want a Gin. There’s the context for this blog. Firstly, the good stuff. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Your words of support and encouragement over the last few months, since I started this crazy-ass idea, this morning before my first official half marathon […]

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